Product Performance Evaluation using CAD/CAE

1st Edition

The Computer Aided Engineering Design Series

Authors: Kuang-Hua Chang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123984609
eBook ISBN: 9780123984692
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th February 2013
Page Count: 564
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This is one book of a four-part series, which aims to integrate discussion of modern engineering design principles, advanced design tools, and industrial design practices throughout the design process. Through this series, the reader will:

  • Understand basic design principles and modern engineering design paradigms.
  • Understand CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks.
  • Understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct product design using the paradigms and tools.
  • Understand industrial practices in employing virtual engineering design and tools for product development.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage on essential elements for product performance evaluation using the virtual engineering paradigms
  • Covers CAD/CAE in Structural Analysis using FEM, Motion Analysis of Mechanical Systems, Fatigue and Fracture Analysis
  • Each chapter includes both analytical methods and computer-aided design methods, reflecting the use of modern computational tools in engineering design and practice
  • A case study and tutorial example at the end of each chapter provide hands-on practice in implementing off-the-shelf computer design tools
  • Provides two projects at the end of the book showing the use of Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks ® to implement concepts discussed in the book


Mechanical, Aerospace, and Industrial Engineers studying design.  Engineers interested in learning computer design tools such as ProEngineer and SolidWorks in the context of the design process.  Senior and first-year graduate engineering students in Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, and Materials Engineering

Table of Contents



About the Author

About the Cover


Chapter 1. Introduction to e-Design

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The e-Design Paradigm

1.3 Virtual Prototyping

1.4 Physical Prototyping

1.5 Example: Simple Airplane Engine

1.6 Example: High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

1.7 Summary

Questions and Exercises



Chapter 2. Structural Analysis

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Analytical Methods

2.3 Finite Element Methods

2.4 Finite Element Modeling

2.5 Commercial FEA Software

2.6 Case Study and Tutorial Examples

2.7 Summary

Questions and Exercises



Appendix: The Default in.-lbm-sec Unit System

Chapter 3. Motion Analysis

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Analytical Methods

3.3 Computer-Aided Methods

3.4 Motion Simulation

3.5 Motion Simulation Software

3.6 Case Studies

3.7 Tutorial Examples

3.8 Summary

Questions and Exercises



Chapter 4. Fatigue and Fracture Analysis

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Physics of Fatigue

4.3 The Stress-Life Approach

4.4 The Strain-Based Approach

4.5 Fracture Mechanics

4.6 Dynamic Stress Calculation and Cumulative Damage

4.7 Fatigue and Fracture Simulation Software

4.8 Case Studies and Tutorial Example

4.9 Summary

Questions and Exercises



Chapter 5. Reliability Analysis

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Probability of Failure—Basic Concepts

5.3 Basics of Statistics and Probabilistic Theory

5.4 Reliability Analysis Methods

5.5 Multiple Failure Modes

5.6 General-Purpose Reliability Analysis Tools

5.7 Case Study

5.8 Su


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About the Author

Kuang-Hua Chang

Dr. Kuang-Hua Chang is a David Ross Boyd Professor and Williams Companies Foundation Presidential Professor for the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1990. His areas of interest include Virtual Prototyping, CAD, Fatigue and Reliability Analysis, Tools and Information Integration for Concurrent Design and Manufacturing, Solid Freeform Fabrication, and bioengineering applications. His research has been published in eight books and more than 150 articles in international journals and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Williams Presidential Professor, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA